We have a choice to make, and that choice will define each of us as a person, and who we are as a country. We experienced an act of terror last week that traumatized our nation and …read more
(Friends: Please “LIKE” my Facebook page for my new book, HITCHHIKING TO ALASKA – there, you can contribute to an ongoing dialogue about soulful service with your stories and musings. How have you been soulfully served? How …read more
We give thanks for families of all shapes and sizes, which provide such an important basis for love and support in our society.read more
Today we celebrate mothers in all their diversity:
Mothers who experienced the joy and challenge of pregnancy and childbirth to bring another human being into the world
In the young, elders hope for justice.
In elders, the young see the wisdom of faith.
Why may the majority of scholars be right, that the Bible is not a reliable book of history, although much of its historical sections are indeed based on actual events and real places in the larger picture?read more
Do you imagine yourself at some point in the future radically changed in nature? For instance, you have always been a risk-taker, someone who lives life large but always assumed that by the time you hit 65, you’d be careful and serene? There’s nothing wrong with changing our minds about who we are or want to be: to develop aspects of ourselves that have been neglected in the past. At least in theory. But in reality, on the eve of turning 65 next week, in the midst of a big life transition, I am rethinking some key assumptions I’ve held about who I would be at 65.read more
Joan Chittister, who has written many books lamenting what’s missing in American society, now turns her attention to the sad consequences of stereotypes about aging. She posits a different and very inspiring portrait of the gifts, not the lacks, of years.read more
The Conscious Aging Alliance is comprised of several organizations that are making a positive contribution to a new vision of agingread more
The Three Secrets of Aging suggests instead that our final stage of life offers an astounding new evolutionary process: an initiation into an entirely new stage of life, a transformation of self and consciousness, and a revelation of a new – and sacred – world right where we are.read more
When things get tough, we frankly wonder what kind of courage it will take to grow old and whether we have that courage.read more
In her breakthrough generational memoir, Boomer expert Carol Orsborn relates the ups and downs of a tumultuous year spent facing, busting, and ultimately triumphing over the stereotypes of growing old. Along the way, she nurtures a love-starved …read more